Head Storekeeper

negotiable Expires in 9 months


Reports To: Provision Master , Assistant Storekeeper, Utility Storekeeper

Position Summary

The Head Storekeeper is responsible for managing the onboard food inventories, ensuring proper storage practices, and maintaining par levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversee the entire provisions area, including the team of Storekeepers and all others working in the provisions area.
  • Possess total knowledge of the entire food operation and of Shipsan and United States Public Health Rules and Regulations
  • Work under the direct supervision of the Provision Master and along with the Food Manager and Executive Chef.
  • Ensure that al company policies are followed regarding storage, receiving, issuing and ordering.
  • Receive all Food Department merchandise under the supervision of the Provision Master, and match it to invoices for accuracy
  • Work closely with the Hotel Controller, assuring proper requisition coding and pricing.
  • Log all storeroom temperatures.
  • Report any malfunction or damage immediately to the Provision Master and follow up when necessary.
  • Inspect all the Storerooms and storage areas for signs of spoilage
  • Record expiration dates in order to minimize losses.
  • Ensure proper rotation of Merchandise using FIFO (first in – first out) Procedures, and color code Use First stickers.
  • Ensure that subordinates follow work schedules and produce the required tasks according to jo b descriptions.
  • Maintain assigned area in the event of announced or unannounced Shipsan or Unites States Public Health- type inspection done by either onboard Senior Management or actual health inspectors.

Training & Development

  • Attend all meetings, training activities or classes related to assigned position as required.

Safety Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all guests and crew members.
  • Follow proper procedures and instructions at all times to prevent damage of any kind to ship or company property.
  • Know and comply with Shipsan, the European sanitation program, and United States Public Health Rules and Regulations pertaining to assigned working area.
  • Participate in safety drills as required.
  • Comply with Marella Cruises’ Safety and Pollution Prevention Program
  • Comply with Marella Cruises’ Operating Procedures Resources.

Other Duties and Responsibilities  

  • As assigned


Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability


  • Fluent in written and spoken English,
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with the senior management.
  • Ability to lead and make decisions.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Experienced in coaching subordinates.
  • Must be cost and quality conscious.
  • Must adhere to specific scheduled work hours, yet be flexible if circumstances require it.
  • Work with international team members.
  • Perform assigned duties under pressure (time constraints).


  • Fluency in additional languages

Required computer skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs to include but not limited to, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • FBS/ICS Apollo Inventory system


  • High School education or better.
  • Minimum of five years food related experience and/or training.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills:

  • Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with senior-level management and owner representatives. .

Math Ability:

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to: Stand; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk or hear and smell.
  • The employee must be able to lift or move up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) without assistance.

Vision Requirements:

  • Ability to adjust focus, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision and to be able to otherwise perform the essential functions of the job in a manner that does not present danger to the employee or others with or without a reasonable accommodation.